The Gooseberry Hat ( free pattern )

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The Gooseberry:

Notes:

– This hat is super easy to personalize, change colors whenever you chose, or keep it monochromatic, your choice!
– Make certain to end each row with a slip st into the chain that began it.

I – hook

Medium weight #4 yarn ( I used Loops and Thread Impeccable )

Terms:

* hdc – half double crochet
* dc – double crochet
* slp st – slip stitch
* inc – increase
* bl – back loops only
* bobble stitch – bo
* dec – decrease

how to bobble:

* yarn over, insert hook through st, yarn over pull through – 3 loops on hook.
* Yarn over, insert hook through same st, yarn over, pull through – 5 loops on hook.
* Yarn over, insert hook through same st, yarn over, pull through – 7 loops on hook.
* yarn over, pull through first 6 loops – 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops – 1 loop on hook

Brim:

ch 10
1. starting in second ch from hk, hdc across, ch 1, turn – 9
* work only in back loops*
2. hdc across, ch 1, turn – 9
3 – 61. Repeat row #2 – 9 each row
– sew two ends together

Head piece:

1. slp st at the sew spot (this will be the back of hat) sc around brim. Mine has 70 sc totaled around brim.
2. hdc in bl around – 70
3. ch 2, dc in bl around – 70
4. ch 1, ( hdc 6, inc )in bl around – 80
5. ch 2, ( dc 7, inc ) in bl around – 90
6. ch 3, ( Bo, ch 1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
7. ch 2, hdc around – 90
8. ch2, dc in bl around – 90
9. ch 3, ( bo, ch1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
10. ch 2, dc around – 90
11. ch 2, hdc in bl around – 90
12. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
13. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
14. ch 2, hdc in bl around – 90
15. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
16. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
17. ch 3 ( bo, ch 1, skp next st ), in bl around – 45 bobbles
18. ch 2, hdc around – 90
19. ch 2, dc in bl around – 90
20. ch 3, ( bo, ch1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
21. ch 2, hdc around – 90
22. ch 2, ( hdc 7, dec ) in bl around – 80
23. ch 1, ( sc 6, dec ) in bl around – 70

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-Do not fasten off, this hat is sealed in a β€œstar” pattern. This is done by pinching the sides together and crocheting them in place. Don’t worry, here are some photos on how it’s done!

-First, lay hat flat. Insert crochet hook from back to front:

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– Sc the two together with one stitch, you now have what looks like an “8”:

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– Now, with your hook still attached to the center, pull in one side of the “8”, make sure you try to keep your stitch in the center:

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-Repeat on the opposite side of the “8”, you will have an “X” shape:

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– Continue this process with the four points of the “X”. You’ll notice that you have small openings:

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– You can leave as it is, or if it bothers you ( it bothers me! ) leave a long tail when fastening off and sew them shut!
– All done, enjoy your new hat πŸ˜„

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The Super Slouchy Beanie (free pattern)

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Here’s the hat I made to go with the mittens! Again, this is a quick and easy pattern. All you need are basic crochet skills and a few hours.
This hat, like the mittens, was made a little snug on purpose, the more you wear it, the loser and more relaxed it becomes, without losing its fit and becoming overly stretched like most crochet projects.

Super Slouch hat:

I-hook
Worsted weight yarn, I used red heart super saver solid

Terms:

* ch – chain
* hk – hook
* slp st – slip stitch
* hdc – half double crochet
* dc – double crochet
* inc – increase (two dc in same stitch)
* dec – decrease (crochet 2 stitches together)
* bl – back loops

Notes:

* end each row by slip stitching into the top of the first ch
* Starting from row 2, crochet in bl only on every row, unless otherwise noted.

Ch 4
1. dc 12 into 4th ch from hk – 12
2. ch 2, 2dc in each st around – 24
3. ch 2, ( dc, inc ) around – 36
4. ch 2, ( dc 2, inc ) around – 48
5. ch 2, ( dc 3, inc ) around – 60
6. ch2, dc around – 60
7. ch 2, ( dc 4, inc ) around – 72
8. ch 2, dc around – 72
9 – 22. repeat row 8 – 72 (each row)
23. sc 10, dec ) 6x – 66
24. ch 1, hdc around in both loops – 66
25. hdc in bl only around -66

*For rows 25 and on: When crocheting a hdc you will notice it has three loops ( look at the row directly from the top ) make sure you use the furthest one back, this is what gives you the lifted ribbing.

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* continue row 25 in bl only around until your brim is as thick as you’d like, mine was done 6 times ( so my hat has a total of 31 rows ), finish off with one row of sc. F/O weave in ends.
* Add a cute little tag if you’d like. I used ribbon I picked up at Michaels, just cut a small piece, fold over the edge and sew into place. Just love the snowflakes!
* The hat may seem slightly snug, remember that crocheted items do stretch.

Now you have a set!!

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Finally done!

Took me a little longer than expected, but I finally finished the mitten/fingerless mitt pattern. May be because I decided that I needed to include a hat with them. And then in my typical scattered brained glory, tried it on once in process, decided it wasn’t slouchy enough, and then just went crazy adding rows….. The results are an incredibly SUPER slouchy hat, I love it!! Ahh happy accidents.

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Look at those colors! They make me feel all warm and happy 😊.
So I have two teenage girls sitting on my couch who can’t be bothered to get up and go outside for a photo shoot. “Omg are you kidding it’s freezing out there!”
Hopefully I can get them outside tomorrow and then will have the patterns up for you lovelies. Until then, enjoy your evenings and stay warm!!